Looks absolutely awesome! No heat shield with this one or did you just not install it? My dad was here in Vegas last week and he visited a local custom house. He drives one of those big engined Chevy 4X4 Silverados. Anyhow he asked about the intake sytem. And they said its a waste to install without the catback exhaust. Because if its taking more in more needs more go out for true performance reality. He is so awesome I have more mechanical knowledge yet he thinks he has more. He used to race Mopars on racetracks. He has experience but I have school so there dad. Plus he tears em apart and procrastinates on the put back together part. I seen him do it since since the late 60s.
mine looks just like that except mine didnt come with the part that connects up to the throttle body...i had to run mine into the stock hose, then to the throttle body :cuss:
ill see if i can get a pic of it
i would return it except for one thing. the performance shop i bought it from said they would put it in for me no charge. so i figure what the hell. except they put it in wrong and cut off the only mounting bracket. the bracket you see in the pic i made myself. so this will have to last until i can get some $$ for a new one. as far as roaches go, my engine compartment does need cleaned up but its no show vehicle, its my only means of transportation.
i got an apc intake to, i paid about 90 bucks with shipping, but i don't like it much. but you can tell the difference too. the welds on the damn thing broke so it just sets on the brackets. but i just ordered a volent from performancetruck.com and it ran me 200 but its plastic so it will stay cooler.